I've been using Zoner Photo Studio 17 Pro and have found that it has a lot of tools in common with Adobe Lightroom. I bought it for $20 and it's currently an older version, but it has many of the tools I need to edit photos, including RAW files. There is a learning curve because of all the features, but that makes it a powerful piece of software.
I have been using Zoner Photo Studio for many years, as I found it easier to do what I wanted to do than Photoshop and Lightroom. Yes, it was annoying when the pop-up ads came on for the single license version. I hated that. I finally broke down and start the subscription (X) version. They seem to be very active with updates and photo taking and editing tips for their users.
I'm done with the paying version. I will search for another program because I don't like to receive spam in my paid program. I wrote about my problem but got a standard answer, thanking me for understanding, which I don't.
Unfortunately it is the case with many apps, I've personally noticed it recently with Wondershare PDFelement. I assume it is because the landscape of desktop softwares for certain use cases (PDF, photo editing) is very competitive and apps want to remain relevant to us in an aggressive type of fashion.
Reply written 5 months ago
I use Zoner Photo Studio for all my image/photo editing needs because of the following:
You expect a lot from an app that markets itself as an Adobe Photoshop competitor and frankly, Zoner Photo Studio owns up to its promise. I've been using it for over a year and I'm still discovering new features. It's a 5-star experience for me so far! Highly recommended.
I quit using the expensive Photoshop years ago, and I do not regret about it. Zoner is very good alternative, and it is getting better and better every day...
Very good program and getting better.
Fast, sophisticated and professional
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